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*TM 55-1680-348-10

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY TECHNICAL MANUAL This copy is a reprint which includes Current pages from Change 1.

This copy is a reprint of the basic. SURVIVAL KIT, COLD CLIMATE, INDIVIDUAL NSN 1680-00-973-1862 * This manual supersedes TM 55-8465-212-10, 18 June 1971 HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY 12 JUNE 1986

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TM 55-1680-348-10 C1 HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE, ARMY WASHINGTON, D. C., 3 October 1988

OPERATOR'S MANUAL SURVIVAL KIT,COLD CLIMATE, INDIVIDUAL NSN 1680-00-973-1862 TM 55-1680-348-10, 12 June 1986, is changed as follows: 1. Remove and insert pages as indicated below. New or changed text material is indicated by a vertical bar in the margin. An illustration change is indicated by a miniature pointing hand. Remove pages i and ii 2-3 and 2-4 2-7 and 2-8 2-19 and 2-20 2-23/2-24 A-1/A-2 Insert pages i and ii 2-3 and 2-4 2-7 and 2-8 2-19 and 2-20 2-23 and 2-24 A-1/A-2

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Retain this sheet in front of manual for reference purposes.

By order of the Secretary of the Army: JOHN H. WICKHAM, JR. General, United States Army Chief of Staff Official: R. L. DILWORTH Brigadier General, United States Army The Adjutant General DISTRIBUTION: To be distributed in accordance with DA Form 12-31, -10 and CL requirements for all Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircraft.

TM 55-1680-348-10 HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WARNING PRECAUTIONARY DATA Personnel performing operations, procedures, and practices which are included or implied in this technical manual shall observe the following instructions. Disregard of these instructions can cause serious or fatal injury to personnel. INITIAL SURVIVAL PROCEDURES. To prevent head injuries, the aircraft crewmember helmet should be worn when walking through forest areas and during hoisting operations used in rescue helicopter pickup. SMOKE AND ILLUMINATION SIGNAL. Do not attempt to ignite both ends of a signal at the same time. SMOKE AND ILLUMINATION SIGNAL. Use extreme care when using the signal as an illumination device, as hot molten rest" due dripping from the burning signal can cause serious burns on the body. TRIOXANE COMPRESSED FUEL. Trioxane compressed fuel contains metaformaldehyde, which is highly toxic. Ingestion constitutes a medical emergency. Wash hands immediately after handling opened or leaking packages. MATCH, NONSAFETY. Matches, nonsafety are to be stored after package is opened in the plastic match container with the match heads resting on the bottom of the container. Matches are to be stored loosely. Failure 10 comply with these instructions could cause the matches to ignite within the sealed container causing an explosion of the container and possible injury to individuals handling or in close range of the plastic match container.

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Technical Manual No. 55-1680-348-10

TM 55-1680-348-10 HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON, D. C., 12 June 1986 OPERATOR'S MANUAL SURVIVAL KIT, COLD CLIMATE, INDIVIDUAL NSN 1680 00 973 1862

REPORTING ERRORS AND RECOMMEN DING IMPROVEMENTS. You can help improve this manual. If you find any mistakes or if you know of a way to improve the procedures, please let us know. Mail your letter, DA FORM 2028 (Recommended Changes to Equipment Publications and Blank Forms), direct to Commander, US Army Aviation Systems Command. ATTN: AMSAV- MMD, 4300 Goodfellow, Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63120-1798. A reply will be furnished to you.

CHAPTER Section Section CHAPTER Section Section

1. I. II. 2. I. II.

INTRODUCTION General Information ..............................................1-1 Equipment Description .........................................1-3 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Description and use of operator's (kit) components ..............................2-0 Operating procedures...........................................2-8

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TM 55-1680-348-10 General...............................................................2-8 Magnetic compass .............................................2-8 Saw-knife-shovel assembly ................................2-9 First aid kit........................................................2-10 Wood matches .................................................2-10 Insect headset ..................................................2-10 Poncho .............................................................2-11 Smoke and illumination signal ..........................2-11 Illuminating candle............................................2-14 Food packet .....................................................2-14 Water bag ........................................................2-15 Plastic spoon....................................................2-15 Survival manual ................................................2-16 Trioxane compressed fuel ................................2-16 Signaling Mirror ................................................2-17 Frying pan ........................................................2-19 Sleeping bag.....................................................2-19 Match box.........................................................2-20 Snare wire ........................................................2-20 Fishing kit .........................................................2-20 Pocket knife......................................................2-21 Fire starter ........................................................2-21 Saw, hand, finger grip ......................................2-22 Blanket combat casualty...................................2-22 Sharpener.........................................................2-25 APPENDIX A. REFERENCES ................................................. A-1

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TM 55-1680-348-10 CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Section I. GENERAL INFORMATION 1-1 SCOPE 1-1.

This manual is for your use when, as an aircraft crewmember or passenger, you are required to operate and apply the components of the individual cold climate survival kit in a survival situation. The cold climate survival kit is designed for use on all US Army aircraft, except the OV-1 (Mohawk) aircraft. The purpose of this publication is to provide you with a description of the kit contents and brief instructions on the use of each item. 1-2. MAINTENANCE FORMS AND RECORDS 1-2.

Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by DA PAM 738-751, Functional Users Manual for The Army Maintenance Management System - Aviation (TAMMS-A).

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1-3. REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (ElR's)

TM 55-1680-348-10 1-3.

If your Survival Kit needs improvement, let us know. Send us on EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell us what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance. Put it on an SF 368 (Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it to: Commander, U.S. ARMY Aviation Systems Command, ATTN: AMSAV-MPSD, 4300 Goodfellow Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63120-1798. We'll send you a reply.

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TM 55-1680-348-10 Section II. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION 1-4. EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES AND FEATURES 1-4.

The individual cold climate survival kit (figure 1-1) consists of a cotton/nylon duck outer case which is equipped with a web carrying handle (3), an outside stowage pocket (2) with closing flap (1), two adjustable parachute attaching straps (4) with quick disconnect snap fasteners (5), a slide fastener (zipper) (6) which is used to secure the kit inner case and kit survival components, and back pack straps (7). When the outer case is opened, several of the kit's larger components, the kit packing list, and the inner case are exposed. The kit packing list provides you with the location and identification of each survival component. Access to the remaining kit items is gained by opening the inner case slide fastener. NOTE In the event of an emergency bailout, the survival kit may be attached to either a back-type or chest type personnel parachute harness.

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TM 55-1680-348-10 1-5. EQUIPMENT DATA 1-5.

Weight...................................................................................................... 28 pounds Height.....................................................................................................5 1/2 inches Width..........................................................................................................15 inches Length ........................................................................................................19 inches

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TM 55-1680-348-10 CHAPTER 2 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Section I. DESCRIPTION AND USE OF OPERATOR'S (KIT) COMPONENTS 2-1. INITIAL SURVIVAL PROCEDURES 2-1.

a. After a parachute landing, recover the parachute canopy and harness for further survival use as outlined in TM 10-1670-1, located in the parachute log record in the stowage pocket (2, figure 1-1). On the backtype parachute, the pocket is located on the bottom of the pack inside of the back pad. WARNING To prevent head injuries, the aircraft crewmember helmet should be worn when walking through forest areas and during hoisting operations used in rescue helicopter pickup.

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Figure 1-1. The Individual Cold Climate Survival Kit Packed

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TM 55-1680-348-10 b. For protection against environmental conditions, insure you keep all of your flight clothing and equipment which includes the aircrew helmet and sunglasses. c. Open the survival kit, check the packing list, and ascertain which items are required for immediate use. It is recommended that priority be given to considering the use of the signaling devices and secure these items within the stowage pocket (2, figure 1-1) on top of the outer case. This will Plow you immediate accessi